The European Union, by way of its Erasmus Plus programme, has awarded scholarships to 40 Nigerian college students to check in numerous European international locations for a masters or PhD diploma.
The awardees of this yr’s scholarship programme would attend universities in 12 completely different European international locations together with Greece, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Poland, UK, Portugal, Germany and Netherlands.
Talking on the pre-departure occasion in Abuja yesterday, the EU Head of delegation and ambassador, Ketil Karlsen, stated over 1,000 individuals utilized and the 40 awardees have been chosen based mostly on their educational achievement and aspirations.
He defined that every of the scholars can be in Europe for about one yr to take part and the journey package deal covers the journey, schooling and lodging.
Karlsen acknowledged that the Erasmus plus programme is a vital pillar for Europe in collaborating and interesting Nigeria.
He stated, “For us, investing in human capital and above all investing in Nigerian youth particularly is the most effective funding we are able to make as a way to help our Nigerian companions. Above all, we have to enhance the competitiveness of Nigeria and there’s no different approach to do this than creating these educational abilities and know the way that may be gotten from the most effective European universities.”
“This is a chance to make their households and Nigeria proud to reveal how succesful and dynamics Nigerian youths are, coming again to Nigeria with new expertise, higher educational information and naturally higher understanding of different locations and cultures, contributing to the event of Nigeria.”
Talking additional, he revealed that European Union has spent €6.6 million since 2014 in supporting Nigerian youths to check in Europe for these programmes.
“The final decade…